I am so in love with my Gelli Plates. They have brought me countless hours of wasted time while I figure out how to use them, but they are so addictive and fun! Here are two of the latest prints that I’ve created. I’ve been waiting all winter for my garden to grow so that I could try imprinting with leaves, but today I was too anxious to start and the leaves I picked were soggy and wet and just ended up making a mess, so I decided to cut out a bird stencil and use that as today’s theme.
The great thing about using a gelli plate is that it can provide countless ways to incorporate more texture on the surface of paper. The gel plate is a soft and silicon like texture. In order to create a gelli print you roll paint onto your plate and either imprint designs onto your plate, or leave patterns on your plate to create negative space when you pull the paint off onto your paper. You can imprint things like, bubble wrap and stencils easily onto it without using much pressure. And most of my prints are comprised of two or more layers of paint and designs. Each time you roll paint onto your plate you can create one print and one ghost print, which is taken by removing the patterns you have left on your plate. Sound complicated? It can be! For the background of these prints I mainly used corrugated cardboard. If you are interested in finding out more about how to use these printing plates visit a demo here.